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Sunday, December 15, 2013

AN ANGEL FOR AVERY, ANGELS AMONG US, BOOK 1! ... Angels are among us. Avery encounters her own angel, and he’s brings her tidings of great joy!

An Angel for Avery by Ciara Lake

Angels are among us. When Avery encounters her own angel, he brings her tidings of great joy!

Avery Royce has recently landed her dream job—the prestigious position of head pastry chef at a quaint historic inn in Maine. But she’s on her own for the first time in her life and things aren’t going well. Homesick and surrounded by resentful co-workers, she needs to get away, but she can’t get time off work. Then she purchases a beautifully crafted Christmas ornament, and her life is forever changed.

Entombed within the fine glass of the ornament by a powerful wizard, Aiden has spent an eternity waiting to be freed. When a beautiful mortal woman’s tears finally frees Aiden from his prison, he’s eternally grateful. Still, freed does not mean the danger has ended. When an old nemesis begins to stalk Avery, Aiden will have to fight to save her and the love they are destined to have.

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and some violence

Genre(s): Paranormal Romance



Friday, December 13, 2013

AN ANGEL FOR AVERY, BOOK 1, FROM SERIES ANGEL AMONG US....COMING OUT FEBRUARY 2014!


Coming out in February 2014. Such a gorgeous cover and a great story. The first in a series of Angels Among Us!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ENCHANTED WAVES EXCERPT .... THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21ST. GET YOUR COPY.

ENCHANTED WAVES – EXCERPT

A wisp of air blew Tabitha's curls around her face. The urge to scream boiled up within her. "Leave me alone. Don't talk to me while I'm wide awake too. Give it a rest." She gritted her teeth. "This is only my imagination." She watched her lips say the words.
Unexpectedly, a buzzing rang out, and she jumped, her heart fluttering.
"I'm going to faint from fright." She leaned against the counter top, breathing heavily. She pointed at herself in the mirror. "Get a hold of yourself. The buzz is only my cellphone alarm." Tabitha shook her head, tossing her hair all over her head. "I look like a mad woman. Oh yeah, I am one." She laughed almost hysterically.
Going back to her nightstand, she checked the time on her cellphone.
"Oh no, it's after eight AM already. Damn, I didn't hear the first alarm." I'm going to be late, again.
She tossed the phone toward the bed. It bounced off. She moved to catch it, but missed. It nearly hit the floor then without her touching it, it stopped, moved midair, and landed on the bed.
Tabitha stared at it for several seconds. "No way. That didn't happen. I prayed for these crazy things to end." She buried her face in her hands and sat on the edge of the bed.
I've got to get to work. Pulling her nightgown over her head, she tossed it to the floor. Her energy drained, she plopped back down on the bed.
"I've gotta focus on work. I must be strong." She stared at a painting on the wall. "Not again. I won't go through this stuff again." She allowed her mind to relax, and as she studied the beautiful colors of the painting, her eyes shut.
A cool breeze blew across her heated skin. "My child, all is not forsaken to you."
"Shut up! Do you hear me?" Tabitha put her hands over her ears and shook her head wildly. "Just shut up." The thunder rumbled again as if to emphasis her words.
I have to get up now, I'm late. Tabitha rushed to the shower. The glass door slammed behind her. She turned the water on then leaned against the tile wall and closed her eyes.
The hot water and steam was soothing—it felt wonderful. As the water washed over her, she thought of the reoccurring voice and the dreams which felt too real. The voice had spoken to her on and off all throughout her life, but for the last three years, it had been silent. The dreams, however, had continued throughout the years, and as of late they'd been more intense, more sensual. The dreams were far more disquieting than the voice.
Suddenly, her shower stopped, and her world went into a spin. She was falling, hurtling to the ground. She reached out, desperate to grab hold of something to stop her. There was nothing to catch onto before she hit bottom.
Complete darkness made her blind. The smell of the damp earth surrounded her, filling her lungs. No longer was she in her bathroom. "Help me, let me out of here. Help me, dear God help me," Tabitha screamed. She pushed at the ground above her, the walls next to her. "No, this can't be happening."
She hit the hard, damp ground. It hurt her hands but she continued to slam against the hard earth. I hate dark, cold places. Her fingers bled, the coppery smell filling her prison. This place could be her grave. Am I dead?
Then an overpowering smell of salt water mixed with her blood took over her senses, making her gag. "What's happening?" In a flash, she was back in her shower, on the floor with the hot water running over her. Stunned, she got up and sat on the shower's bench. Her legs were wobbly. "God help me." She moaned, rocking back and forth to soothe herself.
Reluctantly, she stood to rinse herself off. Shaking, she stepped out of the shower as if in a trance. What am I going to do? I can't tell anyone this is happening to me. I'd be committed. She picked up a towel and dried herself. Again, her world went dark, and she fell, hitting the tile floor. Her head slammed into something hard.
Silky sheets entwined between her legs. A fire crackled nearby. Warm, strong arms embraced her, pulling her tight. Wake up, I've got to wake up. Her mind grasped for reality.
"What troubles you, my love?" A man kissed her shoulder. "I need you, my mate, you make me whole." The man whispered soothing words to her. His voice, his words, made her tingle to her very core. Her womb ached with the need to have him fill her. He spoke to her with such love it made her yearn for more of him.
Sunday, September 15, 2013

WANTED YOU TO KNOW, PITCH IT TO US! CRIMSON FROST AND MIDNIGHT FROST BOOKS PITCH EVENT!


Pitch Now - and open pitch session on Twitter Sept 28, 2013

Crimson Frost Books along with our imprint Midnight Frost and several special guests will be will holding an open pitch session on twitter starting at 8am EST and run til 11pm EST. These are open to all genres and all authors currently published through Crimson Frost and/or Midnight Frost as well as those aspiring to be published through us.

Our guidelines are simple: Each pitch is to be done in 140 words or less. If we like your pitch we'll favorite it.
You can make multiple pitches although we do request they be different works.
All works must be completed - no works in progress please.
Word counts start at 15,000 words and go up. Depending upon the other publishers we've invited to take part, their maximum word count may vary, CFB's guidelines stipulate 60,000 +.
Those whose pitches we select will be notified within 48 hours of the end of our pitch party!

You can find us on twitter at @frostbooks so come out and showcase your work!



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I WANTED TO SHARE THIS BEAUTIFUL COVER! I LOVE ITS ROMANCE


Thursday, August 22, 2013

OFFICIAL BLURB RELEASED FOR ENCHANTED WAVES!





Enchanted Waves by Ciara Lake

Tabitha Lock’s mundane life changes when her future walks out of the sea into her arms.
 
Attorney Tabitha Lock has put her career before everything, including her love life. Exhausted from too many late nights, early mornings, and endless days spent in court, Tabitha is at the end of her rope. Add to that the sensual dreams and voices that haunt her sleep, and she’s driven to the edge of her sanity.
Jax Aquila, Mer prince and son of Poseidon, is ordered to locate a mortal female in the twenty-first century. Although this woman is unaware of it, she has vampire heritage, but her immortality was forsaken to her due to the sins of her ancestor. Old hatred and prejudice toward vampires push Jax toward pursing his own agenda and avoiding his assigned task.

When Jax meets Tabitha, he has no idea this enticing woman is the one he was sent to find. The magic of their attraction drives him to pursue the beautiful woman. When he discovers the truth, can he accept Tabitha for what she is? And can Tabitha accept herself? As they struggle with the issues at hand, an ancient evil stirs, waiting in the darkness to reclaim their lost position among the immortals. When the evil ones make their move and Tabitha’s life hangs in the balance can Jax find her in time, or will she be lost to him forever?
 
Content Warning: graphic sex, some violence 
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance
 

 


 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Shades of Rose Marketing: Spanish Flame by Patricia Bates

Shades of Rose Marketing: Spanish Flame by Patricia Bates: Genre: Romance Can an ex-con and a Spanish noblewoman find love? Ex-convict, Adam Butler, is a man hardened by betrayal and violence. Wh...

Viari Rose: 11 Month Inn by Mac Rome

Viari Rose: 11 Month Inn by Mac Rome: Genre: Romance Lost on the Appalachian Trail, Carl Baker finds a hidden cabin called the 11 Month Inn. Inside he meets beautif...

Viari Rose: Mystique Rogue by Diane Taylor

Viari Rose: Mystique Rogue by Diane Taylor: Genre: Paranormal/Romance Scarred and cynical, Carmen Marshall and her security team are hired to protect master Illusionist The Rogu...
Saturday, August 17, 2013

ITS HERE, THE COVER FOR ENCHANTED WAVES!

 
TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.
CIARA LAKE

Friday, August 16, 2013

ECHANTED WAVES COVER WILL BE REVEALED SOON.

STAY TUNED FOR ENCHANTED WAVES COVER.  IT IS ALMOST DONE AND IT IS GORGEOUS.  LOOK BACK FOR REVEAL.  ENJOY THIS PICTURE OF THE OCEAN. 
THANKS,
CIARA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

FROSTMANIA GRAND OPENGING!


Dear Readers,
Allow me the honor of welcoming you to one of Crimson Frost Books and Midnight Frost Books amazing author’s blog. We’re very excited to welcome such an incredible group of artistic authors to our house and wish to share their talents and stories with you.
With our grand opening rapidly approaching, we here at CFB/MFB as we’ve affectionately called ourselves hope you’ll share in our excitement for the upcoming events. We’re spotlighting our authors, staff and the books within the next few days on our blog as well as our author’s blogs.  So sit back, grab a cup of Joe, a glass of wine and enjoy the first of many books by talented authors.
Sincerely,
Patricia Bates and Celeste Brammer – Publisher
Crimson Frost Books/Midnight Frost Books.
 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

TAKE A VACATION IN YOUR IMAGINATION, VISIT THE BEACH!

ENCHANTED WAVES, BOOK 6 IN FORSAKEN SERIES.  ENJOY THE WAVES BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE SEA TOO. 

LEAVE A COMMENT AND BE IN THE DRAWING TO WIN THIS EBOOK! 
HAPPY READING,
CIARA
Friday, August 9, 2013

ENCHANTED WAVES, BOOK 6 IN THE FORSAKEN SERIES. IT TAKES YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEANS TO THE DEPTHS OF YOUR EMOTIONS!

 
ANOTHER GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE SEA.  IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I LIVED ON GUAM.  I MISS THOSE GLORIOUS ISLAND MORNINGS. 
 
 
 
This is posted in anticipation of the release of Enchanted Waves, Book 6 in the Forsaken Series. 
This upcoming fantasy will take you from the depths of the oceans to the depths of your emotions.  Enjoy on October 23, 2013, from Beachwalk Press.  I love October for so many reasons!
Ciara

HEY, LEAVE A COMMENT AND WIN A FREE EBOOK OF THIS OCEAN ADVENTURE/ROMANCE.  I WILL BE SELECTING THREE WINNERS.  THE CONTEST RUNS FROM TODAY UNTIL OCTOBER 26TH.  IF YOU LIVE ON GUAM, SAY SO! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ROMANCE IS GREAT, BUT PARANORMAL ROMANCE IS BETTER!

THE FORSAKEN SERIES IS FULL OF FANTASY AND THE PARANORMAL.  ENJOY HOT EROTIC ROMANCE, PARANORMAL STYLE.
UPCOMING BOOKS:
ENCHANTED WAVES, BOOK 6
WATER'S EDGE, BOOK 8 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WATER'S EDGE, BOOK 8 IN FORSAKEN SERIES... KEEP ON READING, IT ONLY GETS BETTER!






I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON WATER'S EDGE, BOOK 8 IN THE FORSAKEN SERIES.  THIS SERIES IS ONLY GETTING BETTER.  ENJOY ALL AVAILABLE BOOKS AND GET HOOKED.  UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSE AS ONLY YOU CAN BY READING THIS FANTASY SERIES!

WATER'S EDGE, BOOK 8 IN FORSAKEN SERIES!



ENCHANTED WAVES... PICTURES OF THE SEA! ENJOY THE MAJESTIC BEAUTY OF THE GRAND OCEAN!


Frolic under the waves with Poseidon's son and his mate.  READ ENCHANTED WAVES, BOOK 6 IN THE FORSAKEN SERIES. 
WILL BE OUT OCTOBER 21, 2013. 

 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

IN CELEBRATION OF MY UPCOMING NEW BOOK, ENCHANTED WAVES, FORSAKEN SERIES BOOK. 6--I WILL BE POSTING PICTURES OF THE SEA!


JAX TALKS TO THE DOLPHINS AND OTHER SEA LIFE IN THIS ADVENTUROUS EROTIC TALE.  HE HAS THE MAGIC OF A MERMAN AND THE POWER OF A DEMI GOD, SON OF POSEIDON.  HE SHARES THIS FANTASTIC WORLD BENEATH THE SEA WITH HIS MATE, TABITHA, A SEEMINGLY ORDINARY MORTAL WOMAN WITH A MYSTERIOUS PAST, EVEN SHE IS UNAWARE OF. 

MEET THE TWO EVIL GODDESSES WHO INTERFER AND THE JIN WHO SURPRISINGLY APPEARS.  IF YOU ENJOY TALES OF FANTASY, SUPERNATURAL POWER, WITH ROMANTIC LOVE, YOU'LL TRULY ENJOY ENCHANTED WAVES! 

WHAT WOULD THESE ADORABLE MAMMALS HAVE TO SAY TO YOU? 
FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAY TO JAX IN ENCHANTED WAVES!

THANKS FOR READING,
CIARA LAKE
Friday, August 2, 2013

ENCHANTED WAVES, FORSAKEN SERIES!

 


HAPPY WEEKEND.  I AM WORKING ON MY EDITS FOR ENCHANTED WAVES, THE NEXT IN THE FORSAKEN SERIES.  THIS TIME YOU WILL MEET JAX A MERMAN AND DEMI GOD.  SON OF POSIDION.  MEET THE GODS AND THIER COHERTS, ENJOY THE ON GOING DRAMA CAUSED BY THE VAMPIRES, GENERAL SALTAR, AMULIANA, AND OTHERS WHO CAUSE DIFFICULTIES FOR OTHERS.  
ENJOY THE ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WHICH GROWS IN THIS WORLD BETWEEN JAX AND TABITHA, A BEAUTIFUL AND INTELLIGENT ATTORNEY IS MUCH MORE THAN SHE REALIZES.  STEP INTO THE DAZZLING SUPERNATURAL WORLD, WHICH LIVES ALONG SIDE OUR MORTAL ONE.  KNOW THE SECRETS OF THEIR WORLD AND REALMS. 
 
CIARA LAKE 
 
Monday, July 22, 2013

ENJOY READING TAMING JOHNNY BY KAYLIE NEWELL




He's got the temperament of a lion, and she's just the one to tame him.

Police records clerk Emma Beaumont has always played it safe, never taking many risks. Quiet, shy, and a little overweight, she's convinced herself that she's comfortable with the way her life is. That is until she lays eyes on incredibly sexy Lieutenant Johnny Street. But she's never met anyone with such a terrible attitude. He's a jerk. Everyone thinks so.

Little by little, Emma is forced to uncover a stronger, spunkier part of herself, one that isn't afraid to stand up to him. As she gets to know him, she starts seeing glimpses of a very different man. A man who has known great heartache, and as it turns out, has good reason for embracing such bitterness. Behind his sharp tongue and harsh demeanor, lies a young man who's desperately afraid of losing what's left of himself.

As Emma's intense desire for Johnny turns to love, she will have to ask herself how far she'll go to chip away at his frosty heart. And at what cost.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and strong language
Excerpt:

"So this is it, huh?"

Johnny could tell she was on the verge of tears.

"You're going to completely shut down, or whatever you do, and not acknowledge what happened between us."

"What's to acknowledge? I was drunk. End of story." Opening the door, he turned. "I don't know what you're hoping for, Beaumont, but I'm not it. Go find a nice accountant or something."

She pursed her lips until they practically disappeared. Her cheeks were on fire. "How dare you? How dare you treat me like that? We're not at work. I didn't have to come here, and you know it. I came here to do you a favor."

"You came here because you wanted to get laid."

She threw her hands in the air. "No wonder no one can stand you! You're unbelievable."

Maybe. But it was working. She'd leave him alone after this.

"They may not like me, but I've never pretended to be something I'm not. Unlike you."

"What's that supposed to mean?" She was breathing heavily, her breasts straining underneath the sheer pink blouse that was just a little too tight for business attire. His throat was bone dry, and all of a sudden he wanted another beer. Anything to make whatever this was go away.

"It means that innocent act you put on is a load of crap." That was a lie. He knew damned well she didn't sleep around.

Her mouth hung open. "Excuse me?"

Time to move in for the kill. He leaned closer, ignoring how she smelled, ignoring how her pulse drummed at the hollow of her throat. Ignoring everything but the overwhelming instinct to push her away. "Let's just say I know I wouldn't be the first, Beaumont, or the last."

With cat-like quickness, she slapped him across the face. Hard. "Go to hell."

Before she could turn away, he clamped onto her wrist and yanked her back around.

"You're hurting me."

"Don't ever do that again." He pulled her close. She was rigid, furious. She tried pulling free, but he just tightened his grip.Let her go, Street. Now.

A long, honey colored strand of hair had fallen over one of her eyes, which were settled on him with such hostility that he almost did let her go. Almost. The skin on the inside of her wrist slid against the pad of his fingers like silk. He yanked her even closer, hating himself for being so rough, but not knowing how to be anything else. Her chest brushed up against his, her face only inches away.

"You know what I think?" he said.

Refusing to answer, she continued looking at him like she wanted to stick a knife between his ribs.

"I don't think you want me to let you go." He looked from her eyes, to her lips, to her chest, barely able to stand still next to her. "I think you like this."

She yanked her wrist free with surprising strength, but made no move to back away. "You make me sick."

"You wish I made you sick." As fast as she'd slapped him, he cupped the back of her head and crushed his lips to hers.

Buy Links:   
 Beachwalk Press

About the Author:

For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood. Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she’d want to follow in their footsteps. While she’s written short stories her whole life, it wasn’t until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel. She hasn’t looked back since!

Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, an elderly Chihuahua mix, and two indifferent cats.


 
 
 
 

Author Links:   Site    Facebook    Twitter


Giveaway:

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

WILL PICK WINNERS SOON!

I SELECTED TWO WINNERS AND SENT OUT EMAILS TODAY TO THOSE LUCKY PEOPLE. 
STEPHANIE AND CAROL ARE THE WINNERS. 
YIPPIE! 

Hello all, and thank you for participating in the BW blog hop.  The Beachwalk Blog Hop is over and I am waiting for our specially mixed finger nail polish to show up at my door step.  Then I will be selecting the winners soon of the giveaways mentioned.  I hope you all had fun checking out the new books and authors at Beachwalk Press. 

update below:
 
Got the finger nail polish in the mail this weekend.  I will be randomly selecting our winners and I will announce this week.  Plus I will include e books too.  Thanks for your patience had to have the colors specially mixed.  :)
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAND NATION! USA, HOORAY!


CONGRATS, WE ARE ANOTHER YEAR OLDER!  THE UNITED STATES HAS UNDERGONE MUCH, CHANGED IN MANY WAYS OVER IT'S SHORT EXISTANCE.  WE HAVE MUCH TO BE PROUD OF. 

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR MILITARY AND FIRST REPONDERS IN THEIR ENDEAVORS TO KEEP US ALL SAFE. 

I WANT TO THANK OUR TEACHERS WHO TEACH OUR CHILDREN OUR GRAND HISTORY AND MUCH MORE. 

I WANT TO THANK THE LAWYERS AND JUDGES WHO KEEP OUR LAWS AND THE COURT DOORS OPEN TO OUR CITIZENS. WHO EXERCISE OUR CONSTITUTION DAILY. 

I WANT TO THANK OUR MEDICAL PERSONAL WHO KEEP US HEALTHY AND CONSTANTLY SEEK CURES FOR SICKNESS.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN OF THEMSELVES IN SOMEWAY TO HELP OTHERS AND TO PROTECT US AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

I WANT TO THANK MY GOD FOR THIS GREAT NATION. 

I WANT THIS NATION TO CONTINUE TO GROW IN A POSITIVE WAY, NEVER FORGETTING OUR ROOTS.  WE SHOULD LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES AND REJOICE IN OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. 

ENJOY THE DAY, AND REJOICE IN THE GIFTS WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! 
 
CIARA LAKE


Saturday, June 29, 2013

COME ON OVER! BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG HOP!

WELCOME TO BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG HOP!  THIS BLOG IS FEATURING ELISE WHYLES AND CIARA LAKE'S FORSAKEN SERIES. 

THIS IS A SERIES YOU CAN'T MISS.  IT'S A SERIES WHICH TAKES YOU TO A WONDEROUS WORLD OF IMMORTALS AND THEIR LIVES BETWEEN THE MORTAL AND IMMORTAL REALMS:

The Forsaken Series

Forsaken Heart
by Elise Whyles
Curse of a Dragon's Claim
by Ciara Lake
Forsaken Paradise
by Elise Whyles
Forsaken Norse Wind
by Ciara Lake
Skarlet Kiss
by Elise Whyles
Enchanted Waves
by Ciara Lake
 ELISE AND CIARA HAVE HAD FINGER NAIL POLISH MIXED ESPECIALLY TO GO WITH OUR CHARACTERS IN OUR FORSAKEN SERIES.  CIARA WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE FINGER NAIL POLISH OR EBOOK TO THOSE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA AND OR A FREE EBOOK TO THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THOSE AREAS. 
 (IN ORDER TO BE IN THE DRAWING FOR PRIZES YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  THERE ARE MANY PRIZES BEING OFFERED IN THIS BLOG HOP.  SO DON'T BE SHY, LEAVE A COMMENT AND MESSAGE TO POSSIBLY BE A WINNER.)

BEACHWALK PRESS IS A BUSINESS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH WHICH ADDS JOY TO THIS LINE OF WORK.  PAM TYNER, PUBLISHER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF IS AN EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL TO WORK WITH.  SHE LISTENS AND AIDS HER AUTHORS.  HER SKILLS IN EDITING HAVE HELPED ME PERSONALLY GROW AND UNDERSTAND SO MUCH MORE THAN I DID WHEN I STARTED WRITING.  THIS PUBLISHER HAS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION WITH IT'S STAFF AND AUTHORS.  THIS IS MUCH APPRECIATED.  MS. TYNER RECOGNIZES A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AND ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT INTO A SPARKLING JEWEL IN A GORGEOUS SETTING. 

THE BEACHWALK PRESS WEB SITE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL MAINTAINED.  AND THE OTHER AUTHORS ARE GOOD TO EACH OTHER, SUPPORTIVE AS A TEAM SHOULD BE.  MANY PROMOTIONAL THINGS ARE DONE TO ENHANCE SALES.  IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO BE PART OF THE BEACHWALK PRESS TEAM!  I HOPE TO HAVE MANY YEARS OF BELONGING TO THIS WONDERFUL GROUP AND UNDER THE SUPPORTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HELP OF A GRACIOUS PUBLISHER. 

* HERE IS THE LINK BACK TO BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG TO WHERE YOU CAN FIND A COMPLETE LISTING OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS.  
http://beachwalkpress.com/2013/07/love-on-the-beach-blog-hop-July-1st-14th/  {note: this link is not currently active, but it will be active at 7 AM on July 1st
Friday, June 21, 2013

DO YOU WANT TO BE PUBLISHED? SUBMIT YOUR PITCH COFFEE TIME ROMANCE TOMORROW!

June 22nd, Crimson Frost Books will be at Coffee Time Romance's blog (http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts) doing another pitch session. Frost Mania will be an all day event!

Simply post your first three lines of your completed manuscript in the comment section and those selected will be notified within 48 hours. We're looking for everything from teasers of 5,000-10,000 words through to our longer works of 15,000 to 60,000 words.

Guidelines: Crimson Frost Books is currently seeking stories in all genres, heat levels, and pairings. The hotter the better. We're specifically looking for holiday teasers for release in Oct through Dec. As well as Valentine stories for release in late 2013 early 2014.

Midnight Frost Books is seeking stories in non-romance genres, though romance elements can be included. These stories can be any genre, we're looking for westerns, horror, thriller, suspence, paranormal, and more. So stop by and give us your best pitch - we're excited to see your books.

Patricia Bates and Celeste Brammer
Publisher - Crimson Frost Books
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SURRENDER TO ME BY ELLA JADE


Surrender to Me by Ella Jade

 

What happens when a Dominant falls for his not-so-submissive attorney?
 

Martin Abrams, owner of Master M’s BDSM club, has become unfulfilled with his lifestyle. Ever since his sub, Gracie, left to marry her true love, Martin has lost his way. Living the life of the head Dominant in his circle isn’t as appealing as it once was. Something seems to be missing.

Sassy lawyer Arianna Covington relocates to New York City after a humiliating divorce. She’s looking for a fresh start when she agrees to become Martin’s exclusive attorney. She’s intrigued by his domineering personality and wants to know why women kneel at his feet. 

Their attraction is undeniable despite Ari’s initial beliefs that she will never submit to Martin’s desires. But Martin is up for the challenge. Arianna is more than he ever imagined in a woman. He vows to claim her heart, with or without the games. Who will surrender first? 

Featuring Cade and Gracie from Make Me Stay.

Content Warning: contains explicit language and graphic sexual content

 

 

Excerpt:

"Do all the subs act that way around you?" Arianna asked.
"It's the only way they know. It's what's expected of them." 
"I don't understand how any woman would bow down like that. It's not normal." 
"Maybe not for you." Martin understood Arianna's position. Most who didn't participate in a Dominant and submissive relationship didn't get it. 
"It's degrading. She can't use the phone. She's a grown woman." 
"Arianna, this is a lifestyle you can't possibly comprehend because you know nothing about it. A submissive gets just as much as he or she gives. The arrangement they enter into with a Dom is consensual. Roxy is not forced into being here. Her Dom respects and cares for her. She has a very good life."
"He punishes her."
"When she disobeys. It's in her contract." 
"A contract that can't possibly be enforced in court." 
"Spoken like a true lawyer." He finished his scotch. "The contract is to protect them both. It lists what is expected of a sub and what the Dominant's responsibilities are. They outline hard and soft limits. We create a safe, sane, and consensual environment, and that contract maintains trust between the two parties. As long as it is upheld between the parties involved that's all that matters." 
"To each his own, I suppose." She shrugged. "I'm your real estate attorney. What you do here is none of my business." 
Then why are you here, kitten? 
"I'm very open, Arianna. If you have questions, I'll be happy to answer them. People should be educated in my lifestyle. It isn't as uncommon or bizarre as you may think." He reached for her hand. "I hope you won't judge me without getting to know me." 
"Um, no." She looked down at their joined hands. He liked the way her cheeks turned colors when he flustered her. "Of course not. This whole environment is different. It's going to take some getting used to." 
"I understand." He ran his thumb over the soft skin of her hand. "If you'd prefer not to meet here anymore—"
"It's not a problem." 
"Very well." He smiled because as he suspected she wanted to be there. "Will you join me for dinner?"
Martin couldn't remember the last time he'd asked a woman to have dinner with him. He usually just summoned a sub when he was in the mood for company. Gracie was the last woman he'd spent any time with at all. Perhaps it was time to explore his options. Obviously, Arianna would be different than the women he dealt with, but he liked the change. When Gracie left him for Cade everything changed. He hadn't been interested in another sub. As a matter of fact, he hadn't been interested in another woman until now. 
"I'd love to join you for dinner, Mr. Abrams." 
"I'd like you to call me Martin." Allowing people to use his name wasn't a privilege he granted often, but everything was different with her. He stood from the bar and picked up her briefcase. "I hope you like Italian. I ordered enough for six people. I wasn't sure what you would want." 
"Italian is fine." She took his extended hand and walked to the back of the club with him. "Why didn't you just wait and ask what I would want?"
"I'm not used to asking." He motioned for her to take a seat in the huge u-shaped booth that overlooked the Manhattan skyline. 
"Oh, Martin." She giggled. He liked the way his name tumbled off her lips. "You have a lot to learn about non-submissive women."

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Meet Martin in Make Me Stay
 
Can the sub teach the Dom to play?
Natural submissive Gracie Miller thought she had found her other half in Cade Jameson. Not only did he help her through a difficult time in her life, in the bedroom he brought her more pleasure than she could have ever imagined. They seemed perfect for each other. 

Cade knew what he wanted in the bedroom. Gracie brought out his domineering side and ignited his passion. But he feared he was too dominant for this beautiful, naïve girl, who was so young and impressionable, so he ended their relationship.

Two and a half years later, Gracie returns to town a new woman. She had moved to the city and found a "Master" who showed her what she was truly capable of. Now she's back and wants to show Cade exactly what kind of submissive she could be for him.

But after hearing all that she's experienced, Cade now wonders if he's dominant enough to satisfy her. Can he be the man Gracie needs him to be?

Content Warning: graphic sex, BDSM themes
 
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About the Author: 
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped. Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
 
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Curse of the Dragon's Claim...reviewed by Jo at Joyfully Reviewed... Spoiler Alert!

CURSE OF A DRAGON’S CLAIM by Ciara Lake


Curse of a Dragon’s Claim by Ciara Lake
The Forsaken, Book 2
Beachwalk Press
Erotic Paranormal
ISBN: 9781937325268
Reviewed by Jo


Arianna Mergliano is looking forward to the trip she and her father are taking to his business partner’s home.  Even though the trip will be a mixture of business and relaxation, Arianna is really looking forward to the parties and dancing and seeing her best friend again.  Arianna knows that she is now at the age where her father may start looking for a prosperous husband for her at this party among the businessmen he associates with.  But that thought is not something she is going to worry about right now, her major concern is to packher best outfits and not forgetting anything she might need during this visit
Clayne MacDagon is a very powerful dragon with an chip on his shoulder concerning anything to do with vampires.  He has had this ever since his twin sister was killed when the war between dragons and vampires began.  Now the gods have informed Clayne and the other dragons that he has to go forth into the human realm and find a forsaken, mate with her and bring her back to his realm to help keep a deadly vampire locked up in his prison.  Clayne would rather have to face a battle without his best weapon than come into contact with a forsaken – a descendant of a relationship between a dragon and a vampire – a person of mixed blood.  However Calyne will do what his honor demands and seek out this woman.
When Arianna and Clayne first meet there is an instant attraction which surprises both of them.  Clayne knows that Arianna really is his mate due to a unique birthmark she wears and her beauty, both inside and out, urge him to act fast in claiming this woman to his side.  Arianna is amazed and a bit overwhelmed that within a day she meets a man and is suddenly engaged and then married to him.  Clayne wastes no time in mating with Arianna after the wedding but when he tells her the truth about himself and then proves it, Arianna reacts badly at the speed of startling information.  However, she is no wimp and after the shock quickly accepts all that she has been told.  What neither of them can figure out is just how Arianna is supposed to help when she had no idea about who and what she was.  The love between Arianna and Clayne is growing fast and huge, which is a great thing as the dragon’s main god has taken notice of it and Arianna.  Arianna’s gift and power comes to be known during their mating ceremony and it’s a very powerful gift at that.  Clayne and Arianna now have the protection of the gods, but will it be enough to safe them and their love in the upcoming battle?
Fate has brought two powerful people together in hopes to avoid the revival of a horrid war – will their love be enough to bring a shift in the future as the gods play?  Curse of a Dragon’s Claim brings Arianna and Clayne together and their love brings forth the plots and plans of those that want to destroy the dragons once and for all.  I really felt sorry for Arianna at first because she was so overwhelmed by Clayne and her feelings for him and because of her upbringing, believing his magic to be an evil thing rather than just a part of him.  I’m all for straight talking, but I had to shake my head at Clayne when he used his own form of straight talking on Arianna – totally forgetting that he had to go backwards in time to find her and not forwards.  I really enjoyed watching as Arianna and Clayne grasped the beginning of their passion and followed the rocky road as it turned into a deep and abiding love with all that was going on around them.  Clayne might have a dragon’s strength but it was Arianna’s power that seemed to have brought down the evil around them.  There were so many great secondary characters and the swirling multiple story lines that I can’t wait to see how this world evolves and what will happen next.  Curse of a Dragon’s Claim has layers upon layers of intrigue, passion, danger and mystic happenings that keep it a page-turner.
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